Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Minimum wage and 'on call claims'

South Manchester Abbeyfield Society Ltd v Hopkins & Anor UKEAT/0079/10/ZT

Employment Case Update have covered a recent EAT case relating to the above. The Judgment reviews all of the law in this area succinctly and explains when the Minimum Wage Working Time Regulations 1998 and when the National Minimum Wages Act 1998 ("NMWA") and the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 become relevant. The judgment considers interesting concepts such as can a Claimant only claim successfully for time when actually awake.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Law Soc guidance on compromise agreements

This guidance is so convoluted that it would be great if someone would test the meaning of the poorly drafted clause in the Equality Act:


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Help me complete the London Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent

Hi I am running in the London Marathon this year in aid of
CLIC a charity which helps children and familieswith cancer.

Please help assuage the pain of the run and help me reach my 2500 total by donating

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Excellent article on compromise agreement muddle

The Law Gazette has produced an excellent article summing up the debate and issues arising out of the dubious draughtsmanship of part of the Equality Act. The only problem is that we still do not have a copper plated solution.

The author here even refers to making compensation payable in installments and of course the old COT3 via ACAS in order to avoid further litigation.

Link: Article